Frequently Asked Questions About Home Inspections

What is covered in a Standard Home Inspection?

Standard Home Inspections are basic in nature and are evaluations of the visible and accessible components and items of concern as outlined in the Oklahoma Construction Industries Board Standards of Practice

Are inspections only performed during real estate transactions?

Many home inspections are driven by a real estate transaction, other reasons to obtain an inspection may include: annual property maintenance inspections, inspections following severe storms, infrared inspections, energy audits and roof inspections to name a few.

How much detail is included in the inspection report?

A consistent checklist is followed that includes items that every inspector is required to inspect.  Everything that is discovered is detailed in the report, even the “good stuff”.  Check out one of our sample residential reports here.

Do clients need to be present for the Inspection?

No, but it’s always encouraged.  This is a great chance to learn more about the property or the home and ask questions about the process and enjoy seeing some of the inspection tools being put into action.  

Is an inspection expensive?

Inquest Inspections believes in transparent pricing.  For detailed pricing click here.

How long should appliances, roofing materials, and other components around a home last?

All appliances, materials, HVAC units, components, etc. have a service life.  The only thing that truly lasts is the dirt upon which the home is sitting.  Here is a helpful link to a guide that will help you learn what you might expect in the future.  Life Expectancy Chart.

How long does a typical Home Inspection last?

Typical inspections last between 2 – 6 hours depending on the age, condition, the size of the home and the services being performed.  An Inquest Comprehensive +Plus inspection for a 4,000 square foot home may take up to 6 hours, depending on the square footage of the home.

Does Inquest Inspections enter crawlspaces? 

Yes!  With the help of a somewhat sophisticated robot your crawlspace inspection will be documented with photos and if there is a major defect then your inspection report will also be accompanied with High Definition video.

Will the inspector walk on the roof?

Every roof that can be safely and easily traverse will be walked.  Steep roofs and roofs experiencing extreme temperatures will be inspected with the use of drone technology.  The Inquest Inspections inspector is licensed through the FAA to safely operate an unmanned aerial drone.  Check out this rooftop inspection that will blow your mind!